My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Anonymous

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William
Wordsworth

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Dinner is an Adventure!

We're heading out to eat as a family tonight.

I tell Sonshine where we're going as it's a new place to him.

He says, "Okay! We're going to CatFood Heaven"

No, "CatFISH Heaven"
"Okay Catfish Heaven!"


This place puts baskets of peanuts in the shells on the table and bowls of hushpuppies to enjoy while you wait.


So we order 3 childs plates (children plates??) one shrimp one catfish and one chicken strip. then give each kid some of each to try as it was all new to them. (We decided to branch out from the "grilled cheese and french fries" rut.)

Here are the results:

Gator ate all the fries, played architect with the peanuts. Refused everything else.

Sugars ate 1 peanut, about 15 hushpuppies, some fries. her shrimp and catfish. (yes, she's MINE)

Sonshine ate about 5 peanuts but when he threw the shells on the floor (as the signs on the walls tell you to do) he would periodically throw a nut down there too and JUST COULDN'T stand to leave em on the floor. No matter how much we tried to convince him to just get another from the bowl as the floor is DIRTY. He unequivacally stated "I do not like puppies!" Then ate his shrimp tail first. (note to self....remove the tails BEFORE giving shrimp to the kids!) When I asked him if he was gonna try his catfish he said "No! That's for cats Momma! Catfish is for cats not boys and girls!!"

hmmmm seems I missed some culinary education along the way..............

13 comments:

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Well, you expected mixed results, now didn't you? Got what you expected, missy, lol! ;o)

I must be a cat because catfish is probably my favorite food in the whole world, and shrimp is close behind it. Sonshine can call it cat food if he likes, I'm still gonna eat it!

Susan said...

He was not wanting to be wasteful.
Susan

Sara said...

Catfish is for cats! ha ha ha!

ellen b. said...

Sounds like another great adventure...
I don't think I've ever had catfish. hmmm

Adrienne said...

It all sounds perfectly logical to me.

Thou Art Jules said...

Too cute!

Evansmom said...

I agree - catfish sounds like it should be for cats..... Cute story.

When I was a kid, I wouldn't eat hushpuppies because my brothers told me that they were made from misbehaved puppies!

Stephanie D. said...

Yeah, I'm not a big fan of catfish, either. Leave it for the cats.

Now shrimp? Lobster? Crab? Salmon? Halibut?

MMMMMMMM

Lori in South Dakota said...

I loved it--supper out with the kids! I remember the first time my daughter and I were "down south" and had breakfast. Of COURSE--grits came with. Lots of loud whispering from the 7 yd old (BUT MOM--I DIDN'T ORDER THESE) Mom--that's ok, they came with your breakfast. (BUT MOM--I DIDN'T ORDER THEM!) Mom--that's ok honey. (BUT MOM--I DON'T LIKE THEM!!) Do you have a wildly entertaining place for kids like a Chuckie Cheeses?? I knew a couple who took their grandchildren, and granpa said "NEVER AGAIN"!!!

GrandmaK said...

Children a true gifts that allow us to laugh at ourselves and wonder in awe at how they discern what they will and will not do. This was a grand post! :) Cathy

Mary Ellen said...

I remember bringing my kids to a place where you throw the peanut shells on the floor once. It took some convincing to get one of my daughter's to do it. Finally, just before dinner was finished, she started tossing the shells....one by one and with each one...her smile became bigger. Problem was, when we got home, she started throwing her table scraps on the floor...much to the delight of the dog, but it took a little more explaining that you can't do that at home.

My grandkids love to go out for sushi..I guess they prefer raw fish to fried. Go figure.

ABNPOPPA said...

I agree with Sonshine. Catfish is cat food!It's not for boys and girls! uck!

Hi MM

Pops

diana said...

i say it was a success. any time you can go out as a family and not have any major melt downs or monkey shannigans, you have to consider it a success.

and yummy food, to boot =)

(my security word that i have to type in to get the comment to show is "gator." how cool is that!)